this and that

i think 
i told you
 jack has asthma
 he is being really good about all the meds 
he has to take 

thankfully the 'squirt' of antibiotic is over
 just 5 more days of mild steroid pills
 but
 the inhaler 
will continue to be an every day event
 for the rest of his life

 he runs
 as soon as he hears me
 open the box

so i took it into the bedroom
 we lure him in there
 by shaking
 the treat bag
 they call it temptations
 but
 it should be called
 kitty crack 

i am hopeful 
eventually
 he'll not want to run
 i hope 
eventually
 toonman can do it without my help
 i dont intend to give up traveling
 anyway
 its very early
 i know people
 who chased their cats for weeks
and 
now the cat
 puts up with it
 so
 i have hope


i bussed it to the eastside

  

 for my monthly massage



the trees are all in bloom off madison avenue

after my massage
 walked back
across through the park



 its so easy 
the sky was blue
 sun shining
plants blooming
 nice temps

 stopped at birdbath aka city bakery
 got a pressed veggie sandwich 
apple kale ginger beet juice 

later
 toonman and i took a long walk 
down through the park 
to
 riverside park south

 we turned around just past the sculptures
 one of the techs at the office did
 i posted them last summer 

the novelty of this sculpture
 has worn off
 last time we walked down there
 i couldn't get a shot 
for all the silly people posing in it


12 comments:

  1. your city really shines in it;s spring fashion. It calls to me...maybe it's time to return.

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  2. We had a cat that I had to track down and give pills to every day for years. Dogs and easy, cats are a pain in the butt, but I kind of like cats more.

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  3. Hmm, Morgan occasionally gets extremely bitchy and I put her on cat valium. Those first three doses until she calms down...boy howdy! Happily, I'm the only one she wouldn't dare scratch or bite, although she loves to growl and spit her head off. Cats...eh?!? The city looks lovely just now, doesn't it? and I don't blame you for wanting to walk all over the place. Our forsythias are over now and the big, fluffy pink ornamental cherries have opened. Good luck with Jack. It could be worse...I know people who've dialysed cats to keep them living longer...daily!

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  4. Can't picture you sans sidetrips. Jack will no doubt learn to ignore the scary puff. Lovely Spring pics, nice juice choice (a daily serving of borsht)


    Mmmmmmmmmassage! I really should, thanks.

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  5. Massage, what a great idea. Why didn't I think of that? I started driving into Medicine Hat yesterday and was on the Trans Canada when the rain turned to snow-and-rain and the visibility was horrible. I cancelled my plans for the afternoon and came home, and am glad I did, because the weather got worse. Now, today, I ache all over because of the stress-filled drive, so couldn't even re-schedule yesterday's plans.
    Poor Jack. Being good about pills and faced with a lifetime of terror in the face of a puffer. Tell him I can relate. I remember terror, from yesterday.
    K

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  6. Miss Kitty is on "Kitty Crack" too!!

    I watched some of the YouTube videos. It looks like it takes some time and patience for them to get used to the inhaler. Poor baby, but I'm glad he won't have a hard time breathing now. xo.

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  7. I agree about the "kitty crack!" We feed Temptation treats too and the cats go bonkers for them!

    Our kitten had an eye infection and she had to have drops in both eyes for 10 days! Those were the longest 10 days ever! She HATED those drops and would run and hide from me! I think Jack will probably get use to the inhaler routine. If not, you'll be buying stock in Kitty Treats for sure!

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  8. Oh, dear. I had to use an inhaler last month for the post-flu bronchitis & hated it, so I can imagine a little how poor Jack must feel. Ain't enough kitty crack (ha!) for that…Good luck!

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  9. Poor guy -- the inhaler can't be fun. Beautiful weekend. I love making lace, but I'm sorry I missed being outside.

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  10. Love the shot of the cabs. And we've never explored Riverside Park. I guess we should on our next trip.

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  11. Poor Jack. I hope it gets easier for all of you. xo

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